The Ultimate Melbourne 5 Day Itinerary: The Best Places to Visit in Melbourne & Day Trips

Most of our readers will know how much we love Melbourne, after living here for 9 months we consider it our second home and home to settle down there in the future. It’s such an energetic, historic and diverse city that has everything from amazing food, gold rush era architecture, world class street art and

Backpacking in Manila: A Guide to the Crazy Capital of The Philippines

We’ve travelled all around the world, to some of the planets largest and busiest cities, but nothing quite prepares you for Manila. The capital of The Philippines is chaotic, overwhelming, intimidating and bigger than you can comprehend. Crossing the city takes hours, the traffic is exhausting, the poverty of the local people is so plain

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Adventure Activities to do Whilst Travelling!

Travelling… it opens us up to new challenges and experiences and for our adventure world travel experience is all about trying new things! It pushes us out of our comfort zone and gives us endless opportunities to tick off all those crazy bucket list dreams in stunning surroundings. What better time to try out a

A guide to Saigon: The crazy, chaotic and claustrophobic second city of Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City!

Known as Ho Chi Minh city since the late 70’s the city is still often referred to as Saigon by pretty much everyone…even VC vets we’ve spoken to! Saigon is a busy, bustling, crazy kind of place, it almost makes you feel like you can’t get your breath at times. With the worlds largest number of

Totaranui to Separation Point: The Best Abel Tasman Day Hike Without Using Water Taxis & Realising Why Experiences Are More Important Than Material Possessions.

For us we’ve always been of the opinion that experiences are more valuable than material possessions, I mean, we did give up our house and most of our “stuff” to go travel around the world for 3 years and counting! But there are times when you are acutely reminded of this, experiences that are just

Visiting London On a Budget! How to Make the Most of a Visit to the English Capital With These Free, Cheap & Cost Saving Tips!

Ahh London, one of my favourite cities in the world, it was Samuel Johnson who said that he who is tired of London is tired of life, it is somewhere I love to come but alas have put it off for the past few years because of a fear of cost. Being backpackers we are always

How to Plan a Trip to Greece on a Budget: Experience this Beautiful Country Without Breaking the Bank!

If you are looking to experience exceptional cuisine, an intriguing history, and beautiful surroundings during a holiday abroad, you should look no further than Greece. There is a misconception that a getaway to Greece can be expensive. However, there are many ways you can reduce your expenditure without compromising on your enjoyment. To ensure you

Milan to Bellagio: An incredible Lake Como day trip from Milan, Italy

After spending a few day exploring the effortlessly elegant city of Milan we were keen to get out of the crowded streets and into the surrounding countryside and searches for the best day trips from Milan. One of the places we had always dreamt of visiting was Lake Como and the pastel colours towns that

Christchurch to Lake Tekapo & Lake Pukaki: A Beautiful Day Trip to the Start of The Southern Alps

living in Christchurch, the largest and main city on the South Island of New Zealand not only has its benefits in terms of lifestyle, beautiful surroundings including several beaches, nearby mountains and great hiking, but its also a perfect base from which to explore the rest of the South Island. Compared to places like Australia,

Great Scenic Railway Journeys: From Stunning Scenery and Local Experiences to Luxury Journeys and Engineering Marvels.

Train travel is our absolute favourite way to get around and wherever possible we always jump at the chance to take the train rather than flying, buses or even driving. There is something romantic about chugging through scenic landscapes in the comfort (or not in some cases!) of a train carriage. Just the right speed

Delving into the post apocalyptic world of abandoned soviet Chernobyl and exploring the eerie streets of Pripyat.

For years now visiting Chernobyl and the post apocalyptic abandoned soviet town of Pripyat had been a dream. There is something eerily alluring about the idea of a town trapped in time, as the world has moved on this time capsule of the soviet era has been slowly crumbing. Twisting this once idealistic Utopian dream

Travel Photography Tips for Beginners: How to Better Capture Your Memories and Experiences

Travelling is a magical time filled with experiences and memories that will live with you forever, but often as well as the memories we cherish dearly, we want to capture the places we visit as well as our time there. We often strive for better photos, capturing postcard worthy scenes and doing the incredible sights